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NCAA hoops odds preview - Appalachian State vs. East Carolina

Appalachian State MountaineersEast Carolina Pirates
Nov 20, 7:00 PM | Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum

Appalachian State Mountaineers vs East Carolina Pirates Odds

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The East Carolina Pirates will try to cover the spread at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Appalachian State Mountaineers in NCAA basketball action.

The Pirates currently sports a 3-0 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-1 ATS. The Mountaineers are 1-2 and 0-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pirates produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Mountaineers have gone 0-0 against the number.

View Appalachian State vs East Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
East Carolina opened as 14-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 95-ranked Pirates and the No. 172-rated Mountaineers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 94-70 win for the Pirates on Tuesday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mountaineers rank No. 107 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.3 per game. That compares with East Carolina’s No. 81 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where East Carolina is college basketball's No. 209-ranked team at 5.7 per game, while the Mountaineers rate No. 57 with 8 per game.

Defensively, Appalachian State features the nation's No. 348-rated defense on the road, allowing 101 points per game. East Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 124 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Appalachian State was a 101-82 loser on the road against Campbell. The Mountaineers endured a 101-82 loss at the hands of the Camels on Friday, despite an 18 -point effort from Tab Hamilton at Convocation Center.

In their last action, East Carolina was a 76-73 winner at home against UNC Greensboro. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites. East Carolina earned a 76-73 victory over UNC Greensboro on Friday, getting 24 points from Miguel Paul at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Virginia Tech are 1-0
After playing Campbell are 2-3
After a loss are 5-5

East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
After playing UNC Greensboro are 3-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Mountaineers at Pirates trends to consider:
Appalachian State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
East Carolina is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
East Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Appalachian State at Virginia Tech, Friday, November 23
East Carolina at Georgia State, Monday, November 26